Yearly Archives: 2014

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3 09, 2014

Recreating a family heirloom.

The knives we make are family heirloom type products. They can be passed down to the next generations as something to value and continue to use. Sometimes we get very cool requests like this last one. An older gentlemen inherited a knife that had been in his family for over 100 years and he described [...]

3 09, 2014

Putting new handles on some old Forgecraft knives.

I really love the old Forgecraft knives. They are becoming harder to find and more expensive when you do find them. We find them now and again and put new handles on them and clean them up to give them new life. These are a high carbon steel knives that patina easily and come in [...]

31 08, 2014

Ironwood handled knife complete.

I've been wanting to work with Ironwood for quite some time and finally someone ordered a knife with that handle material. I finished this 12.5 inch chef knife for the owners of Gateway Guesthouse, a great B&B here in Austin. This knife was unique in that she asked me to put a tenderizer on the [...]

27 08, 2014

MF Idea Lab – Idea + Action + Craft to Feature Weige Knives

I'll be a featured speaker at the MF Idea Lab event this week. I'm going to do a short presentation in the "Ted Talk" fashion about how I took the idea for a knife company as a hobby and turned it into a small business. Admission is open to all.

18 08, 2014

Rehandling work is actually a lot of fun.

We take old knives that either we find or that people bring in and clean them up and put new handles on them. We don't take all of the patina off unless asked to as we like to preserve some of the history that comes with the knife. We fixed up this 16 inch (total [...]

22 07, 2014

Super fancy hacksaw.

I saw this super fancy hacksaw recently and thought, "What the hell?" I don't know why you'd need a super fancy hacksaw, but who cares, this thing is awesome. I love it when people take mundane objects and make them into really interesting, functional works of art. I have no idea how this person did [...]

15 07, 2014

Weige Knives and Victory Wolf team up

Very exciting news! We've partnered up with Victory Wolf to create an exclusive, short run of hunting knives for Victory Wolf! This will be a limited edition of 5 knives made from 154cm with various handle materials. Here is the official press release from Victory Wolf: Travis Weige, Austin’s youngest knife craftsman , has an [...]

9 07, 2014

Very cool gift.

A friend of ours sent me a very cool gift in the mail today. High quality Weige Knives coasters arrived and a wooden plaque with my Austin Chronicle cover in a high quality photo. I hung the plaque in my shop and will use the coasters there as well. Thanks so much guys for the [...]

30 06, 2014

New knife complete.

I'm very excited to finish this latest knife. Mostly because of the amazing handle. This is stabilized, spaulted and dyed box elder with orange, red, green, black and other colors on 440c stainless steel with handmade mosaic pins. This photo doesn't do this knife justice. It was a very custom build in that it the [...]